Black Chia Seeds
Salvia hispanica, commonly known as Chia, is a flowering plant from the mint family native to central Mexico and Guatemala. 16th century discoveries place Chia as a key crop for the Aztec people, it was as important as corn, growing all year long.
Chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids since the seed yields around 25-30% extractable oil, including a-linoleic acid. Seeds are also hydrophilic, meaning they can absorb 12 times their weight in liquid, and develop a gelatinous texture.
- Rich in fiber that contributes to a healthy digestive system-Omega-3 for anti-inflammatory effects and healthy brain and heart functions.
- High in protein, an excellent source of plant protein, vegan diets.-High Calcium & Magnesium content that helps maintain bone health, heart rhythm and muscle function.
- Rich in Potassium that helps reduce blood pressure.
- Contains high amounts of Iron that increases muscle and brain functions.
- Long Shelf Life: Pantry 2+ years; Fridge/Freezer +4 years.
- Add the Chia directly to any drink: mineral or natural water, lemonades, fruit juices, smoothies, yogurt, iced tea or milkshakes.
- You can grind the chia seeds and add them to the flour used to bake biscuits, bread, cakes, cookies, hot cakes, muffins or pizza bread.
- Sprinkle on soups, stews, salads, fruit cocktails, creams, sushis, sandwiches or mashed potatoes.